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8 Insurance Stocks to Buy Now

UIHC, WRB, XL, NWLI, ANAT, ENH, AHL, EMCI improve in weekly rankings

   

The grades of eight Insurance stocks are better this week, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Every one of these stocks has an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”) rating.

United Insurance Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:UIHC) is making headway this week, with the company’s rating improving to an A (“strong buy”) from a B (“buy”) last week. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Cash Flow and Sales Growth, UIHC also gets A’s. Shares of UIHC have increased 9.3% over the past month, better than the 1.3% decrease the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UIHC stock.

This is a strong week for W.R. Berkley (NYSE:WRB). The company’s rating climbs to A from the previous week’s B. W. R. Berkley is an insurance holding company in the United States, which operates in five business segments: specialty insurance, regional property casualty insurance, alternative markets, reinsurance and international. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WRB stock.

XL Group (NYSE:XL) is seeing ratings go up from a B last week to an A this week. XL Group provides property, casualty and specialty products to industrial, commercial and professional firms worldwide. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of XL stock.

National Western Life Insurance (NASDAQ:NWLI) is bumping up its rating from a C (“hold”) to a B (“buy”) this week. National Western Life Insurance sells life insurance and annuity products in the United States. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NWLI stock.

American National Insurance’s (NASDAQ:ANAT) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a B from last week’s C. American National Insurance offers financial products and services, individual and group health insurance and annuities, credit insurance, pension products, and mutual funds. The current dividend yield is 3.1%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ANAT stock.

Endurance Specialty (NYSE:ENH) earns a B this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of C. Endurance Specialty Holdings is the holding company for Endurance Specialty Insurance, which provides property and casualty insurance and reinsurance. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ENH stock.

Aspen Insurance Holdings (NYSE:AHL) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a B to an A. Aspen Insurance Holdings provides insurance and reinsurance solutions worldwide. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AHL stock.

EMC Insurance (NASDAQ:EMCI) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a C last week to a B. EMC Insurance focuses on the sale of commercial lines of property and casualty insurance to small and medium-sized businesses, institutions, and individual customers through independent insurance agents. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EMCI stock.

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader stock ranking system assesses roughly 5,000 companies every week based on a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. Stocks are given a letter grade based on their results — with A being “strong buy,” and F being “strong sell.” Explore the tool here.


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